best of: at home with: designer trine skoller.
by victoria comment


best of: at home with: designer trine skoller. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite online resources for great design, bolig magazine recently featured the home of designer trine skoller, and it’s a beauty. colorful and a little bit whimsical, trine has mixed traditional favorites with vintage flea market finds creating a home that’s truly eclectic and reflects the personality of its owner and her family. cozy, art-filled nooks are everywhere, and the home feels charming, unpretentious and inviting — the kind of space you’d like to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine, or — host a big dinner party with all your best friends. it’s just that enviable and inspiring mix of personal hideaway and welcoming weekend home. for the full home tour, visit bolig magazine.

whimsical home of designer trine skollers. / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall in home of designer trine skollers. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers' dinign room. / sfgirlbybay

white modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers' kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers' whimsical home. / sfgirlbybay

art wall in designer trine skollers' home. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers home tour. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor in home of designer trine skollers. / sfgirlbybay

designer trine skollers home via bolig magazine. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Thomas Dahl for Bolig Magasinet.

craftsman update with new lighting.
by victoria comment


craftsman update with new troy lighting. / sfgirlbybay

one of the things i did right away after buying my house is to try and bring back some of the california craftsman personality that had been stripped away from it over the years. it had the craftsman ‘bones’ but window trim was missing and the paint job didn’t accent the lines of the house. i continue to work on returning the house to its true architecture (you can see before photos here), and my latest addition is in partnership with troy lighting. they have all kinds of beautiful artisan lighting fixtures — for indoor and outdoor, but since the exterior lights on my house never really made my heart sing, i selected some perfectly craftsman-styled sconces to look great against the black paint.

troy lighting on home exterior. / sfgirlbybay

i chose troy’s allegheny lights with a dark finish and vintage-inspired glass enclosures and cages, which were just what i was looking for and make a world of difference to the house, adding a lot of curb appeal to my old craftsman. troy carries everything from modern pendant lights and chandeliers, to a wonderful selection of exterior fixtures, and bathroom and vanity lights, too. i was super impressed with the quality, easy installation and most of all, love knowing their outdoor sconces will be a great long-term investment in my home.

black home exterior in echo park, ca. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor lighting on black house. / sfgirlbybay

black outdoor wall sconces. / sfgirlbybay

troy lightng on black home in echo park, ca. / sfgirlbybay

black house with white trim iand black outdoor exterior lights in california. / sfgirlbybay

black home in echo park with white trim and troy lighting sconces. / sfgirlbybay

black house in echo park, califorina at night. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.

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color story: white.
by Chelsea Jackson comment


minimalist bedroom with white bedding. / sfgirlbybay

After featuring all things black a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to explore the opposite end of the spectrum — Shades of bright white and crisp cream always feel so refreshing and I almost always find myself drawn to clean, minimal spaces in all-white color schemes. From monochrome outfitting to decor devoid of visual clutter, you just can’t go wrong with Scandi white.

brb, I’m busy painting everything the perfect shade of eggshell.

xx, chelsea

modern open white shelves with minimalist decor. / sfgirlbybayall white outfit inspiration. / sfgirlbybayminimalist decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay   white home decor and fashion. / sfgirlbybaywhite outfit and decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

block shop textiles “temple” woodblock printjesse kamm sailor pants; 8 faces boundless solid oil; wild poppy good salt cellar; topshop espadrilles; ulla johnson pearl bijou top; mara hoffman mika dress; mango ruffled linen dress; lauren’s all purpose salve.

monochrome white kitchen. / sfgirlbybaywhite outfit inspiration via porter edit magazine. / sfgirlbybayminimalist modern monochrome home decor. / sfgirlbybaywhite eyelet midi dress. / sfgirlbybaywhite-washed loft space. / sfgirlbybaywhite clothing and home decor. / sfgirlbybaywhite minimalist modern clothing and decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: Helen Powell; leslie williamson for apiece apart; cate willis; Claus Troelsgaard for cereal magazine; up interiors; christy dawn; fashion landscape; fine little goods; Kara Rosenlund via Remodelista; lily aldridge on the porter edit May 2018; Olivia Thébaut; cult gaia; Jonas Bjerre-Poulse; kirill bergart; these native goods; sabo skirt; Sinato Architects; Carlota Guerrero for Paloma Wool.